Angiosarcoma of the Breast: Symptoms và Types
There are two types of angiosarcomas of the breast. The symptoms of angiosarcoma in the breast can vary based on the type và whether the cancer has spread lớn other areas of the body.
Bạn đang xem: Angiosarcoma treatment & management
Primary angiosarcoma: This cancer occurs in people who have never been treated for breast cancer.Primary angiosarcoma may present with:A thickened area of skin on the breast A lump in the breast Discolored rash or bruised appearance on the skin of the breast or arm
Secondary angiosarcoma: This cancer occurs in patients previously treated for breast cancer. It is more commonly associated with earlier radiation treatment khổng lồ the breast, but can also be associated with lymphedema in the breast and arm.
Symptoms of secondary angiosarcoma can include:Swelling in the breast or arm A painful lump in the breast Discolored rash or bruised appearance on the skin of the breast or arm
Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
“RIAS is a secondary type of angiosarcoma in the breast that is associated with having received radiation therapy for breast cancer,” says Camp. “The incidence of RIAS is very rare, about 0.2%, & typically shows up in patients six to 10 years after they’ve had radiation.”
Diagnosis: Angiosarcoma of the Breast
“Angiosarcoma can be difficult lớn diagnose, and requires the skill of a specialized pathologist,” Camp says. Diagnostic testing for angiosarcoma of the breast may include several methods:
Angiosarcoma of the Breast Treatment
“This is a fast, aggressive cancer that calls for comprehensive treatment,” Camp says.
After your diagnosis and cancer stage are determined, treatment may include:
Surgery: Depending on the kích thước and location of the tumor, your surgeon may recommend either a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. Surgical oncologists at comprehensive breast centers such as Johns Hopkins specialize in breast conservation surgery, và can offer patients advanced techniques in mastectomy & reconstruction of the breast.
Chemotherapy: Some patients with angiosarcoma have chemotherapy after surgery to address any remaining cancer. Decisions about chemotherapy depend on the characteristics of the specific angiosarcoma.Radiation therapy: Radiation treatments after surgery may be added as part of your angiosarcoma treatment.
The Sarcoma Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center provides comprehensive care for children & adults with bone and soft tissue sarcomas
Johns Hopkins breast healthservices include preventive & noncancerous surgical treatment, risk assessment, diagnostic screenings và treatment for breast cancer.